New York Yankees at Houston Astros 10/19/19 - MLB Betting Odds & Picks
New York Yankees vs. Houston Astros
MLB: 8:08 PM EST
Oct. 19, 2019
Latest Odds : HOU -140 O/U 7.5
The Yankees pulled a win out of their hat when they were facing almost certain elimination. The problem is the Yankees have to go to Houston in this game and while the Yankees did win in one of the games in Houston, they have to play really well in this game to put the pressureon the Astros to make a mistake to get the win.
On the good note the Yankees were not emptying out their bullpen in this game here to get the win. That is really good news since the Yankees have a stronger bullpen than the Astros when stacked up side by side. What else helps the Yankees out in the game is the fact that Chapman did not have to go deep into the game to get the save in the game.
With the Astros the team has been playing good and had to bounce back from early game losses to pull out the lead. The cold weather in the New York city on Friday night definitely froze the Astros bats. The Astros managed to only get 1 run in the game and even then it was very difficult for the Astros to get that win and some people may claim that it came on defensive shortcomings of the Yankees.
A key point heading into this game is who will start for the Astros. The Astros are looking to get the potential bullpen start to push the game into an Astros win and allow Cole and Verlander to rest. However, that could be a good move by the Astros as well as they are definitely going to need to have a well rested starter to bring down the potential game 7.
Recent Betting Trends:
Yankees are 1-5 in their last 6 League Championship games.
Astros are 4-1 in their last 5 vs. American League East.
Under is 4-1 in Yankees last 5 League Championship games.
Under is 3-0-1 in Astros last 4 home games vs. a team with a winning road record.
Free Betting Pick: New York Yankees +130
This game will be a bullpen start for both of the teams in most cases. That definitely tips the ball in favor of the Yankees. Look for the Yankees to bring home a win in this game as the offense is able to get the control over the Astros bullpen in the game here to lock down the win. Final Score, New York Yankees win 4-1.